<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:23:32 -0700 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:23:32 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[70-Pound Turtle Found Wandering Near SoCal Country Club]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:57:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140921-la-canada-turtle.jpg
Smiling from ear-to-ear, a U.S. military sergeant was reunited with his four-legged best friend Friday: a contract dog that served side-by-side with him in Afghanistan. With a whistle, clap and...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sits in Redwood City Oak Tree]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:21:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RWC+TREE+SITTER+RAW+ROJAS+1515+PDT+-+23423605.jpg
Grumpy Cat will be voiced by Aubrey Plaza in her upcoming Lifetime TV movie, "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever," E! news can confirm.

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<![CDATA[Cop Car Slams Into Dunkin' Donuts]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:48:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/cop+car+into+dunkin+donuts+berlin.jpg
Police are looking for the operators of two drones that flew dangerously close to planes preparing to land at LaGuardia Airport in July, according to a published report. Pilots spotted the drones above downtown...

Photo Credit: Kenny LaFountaine]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Rescue Two Pigs in Santa Clarita]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:23:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/pigs4.JPG
You wouldn't think that pig wrangler would be in a cop's job description.]]>
<![CDATA[Stolen Jaguar Found 46 Years Later]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:49:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/jaguar+xke+stolen+ivan+schneider.jpg
Facing competition from other states, and plummeting revenues, Atlantic City sees another casino close. What must it do to turn itself around?

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Poodle Chases Bear Out of Home]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:17:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nc-poodle-bear.jpg
09/17/14: Casper may be just seven pounds, but on Sunday he helped protect his family from something much bigger. Pamela Osborne from NBC station WPXI reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NY Dog Turns Up in Florida]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:36:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nika+dog+missing+found.jpg
More than two years after a New York man's dog disappeared from its home, it mysteriously turned up in Florida.]]>
<![CDATA[Snake Hurt in Pedi Cab DUI: SDPD]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ball-Python-Injured-in-DUI-.jpg
News4's Mark Segraves spoke to Carl Hiott, the Park Police Officer who helped stop Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis one year ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Surge Is Back! Coca-Cola Revives Popular '90s Soft Drink After Fan Campaign]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:56:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/surge+soda.jpg
Surge, the popular citrus flavored soft drink, has returned, The Coca-Cola Company announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Golfer Wins Trip to Space After Hole-in-One]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:13:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455429326.jpg
A Brooklyn mother woke to find her three-and-a-half year old son covered in what is believed to be rat bites, is on a mission to relocate. Living near a rat-infested subway, the mother believes her son was...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Mysterious Bright Light Over Bay Area Skies Possible Meteor]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:53:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/light-th.jpg
The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5.

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<![CDATA[Giant Panda Gets Dental Work: Raw Video]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:12:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_PANDA_DENTIST_KNSD4S09_1200x675_327733827567.jpg
San Diego Zookeepers put one of their giant panda's under anesthetic to fix a chip in her tooth. The zoo provided this video.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Cruz Man Has "Longest Tongue in Recorded History"]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:40:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nick-Stoeberl-Longest-Tongue-2.jpg
Officers from California's Department of Fish and Wildlife have killed a mountain lion near the Cupertino hiking trail where a 6-year-old boy was attacked by a big cat on Sunday.

Photo Credit: Guinness Book of World Records]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Panda Chips Tooth, Heads to Dentist]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PandaDental_001_Web_1.jpg
A group of students from a San Diego school experienced a magnificent sight at sea Monday when a pod of dolphins joined them during a training swim at La Jolla Cove.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Missing San Jose Tortoise Returns Home]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:22:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/napo.JPG
The search is one for a tortoise who escaped from the backyard of a home on North 4th Street in San Jose Sunday afternoon.]]>
<![CDATA[Jeremy Lin Pranks Visitors to Madame Tussauds in San Francisco]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:42:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jeremylin2.jpg
The writer, producer and actor sank his hands and feet into cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday.

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Photo Credit: Screengrab from YouTube of Madame Tussauds]]>
<![CDATA[Sleepy Burglar Busted While Taking Nap in Home]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:37:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/091014+dion+davis+sleeping+burglar.jpg
A sleepy burglar who broke into a Sarasota-area home was busted after he was caught napping on a bed inside, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Pescadero: 7-Foot Python Found Under Parked Car]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:54:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pescadero-boa.jpg
Fairfield family gets early morning wakeup call by a mountain lion in a tree.

Photo Credit: Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA]]>
<![CDATA[Man Catches Massive Shrimp]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:07:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giantmantisshrimp.jpg
Reports of a pair of deer hanging out on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday evening sent Twitter abuzz in the Bay Area.

Photo Credit: FWC]]>
<![CDATA[36 Pound Cat Loses Weight]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:09:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/file-little-dude-obese-cat-wags.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of WAGS Pet Adoption via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Box of Clocks Prompts Shutdown]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:50:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bomb+threat+evacuation+hall+of+justice+la.jpg
A suspicious ticking box that prompted the shutdown of an LA County building across the street from the Hall of Justice Friday was discovered to be a box of clocks and other presents for]]>
<![CDATA[Crews Rescue Buck Stuck in Metal Netting]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:29:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/deer-rescue-blue-background-hd---01000209.jpg
A group of deaf students, including students at Fremont's California School for the Deaf, have put together a viral music video.]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Taco Bell's Biscuit Taco]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:33:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

Photo Credit: Taco Bell]]>
<![CDATA[Typos in "Rainbow" Sidewalk Honoring LGBT Heroes]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/wilde-inset-typo-rainbow-walk-5.jpg
LGBT history will come to life in San Francisco on Tuesday when a walk of fame is installed in the city's Castro District.]]>
<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: "Aggressive” Lizard in SoCal]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:37 -0700 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140915-huntington-park-lizard.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

Photo Credit: Huntington Park Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Bouncing Tire Slams Though Car Windshield, Roof]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:24:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/police+car+tire+110+10+freeway.jpg
Lanes were closed on a freeway near downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning as authorities investigated a report of an object that slammed through the front of a school police officer's car.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[27 Large Marijuana Plants Found Near Walmart ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/marijuana+plants.jpg
Singer Chris Brown will serve no jail time after entering a guilty plea to resolve an assault case.

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Photo Credit: St. Albans Police]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Millipedes Intercepted at SFO]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:32:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sfo-millipedes.jpg
A crocodile that may have attacked on two swimmers in Coral Gables died after it was caught in a canal, officials said Friday. The crocodile, which measured a whopping 12-foot-10, was nabbed after traps were set...

Photo Credit: Courtesy U.S. Department of Homeland Security]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/deflated+rubber+duck.PNG
A giant inflatable rubber duck eased it's way into the harbor, to the amazement of many visitors gearing up for this weekend’s Tall Ship Festival.]]>
<![CDATA[Viral Video: "This is Exasperating" – Little Boy Reacts to Mom's Baby News]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:15:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/carseat1.JPG
Three-year-old Mateo likes to argue. A lot. When Mateo's mom Linda took a YouTube video of him arguing with her over cupcakes, it didn’t just get a few clicks, it went viral. As of Tuesday, Linda and...]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Dog Found After Napa Quake]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chance1.jpg
After a damaging earthquake altered plans for their dream wedding in Napa, a La Mesa couple says the shaky start only reinforced what's truly important to them. Newlywed Caitlin Rasmussen recalls the moment...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Casey Myers]]>
<![CDATA[Shaun is Not the Wooliest Sheep in the World After All]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:58:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/shaun1.JPG
A Cattle dog named Chance was found Thursday after Napa's 6.0 earthquake.]]>
<![CDATA[Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/013012+human+skull+generic.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Dies at Burning Man, Struck by Bus: Sheriff]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:19:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BURNING-MAN-VO---00000618.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Puppy Helps Cheetah Recover]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:18:59 -0700 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cheetah+surgery+puppy.JPG
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]>
<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:57:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![CDATA[Burning Man "Burners" Head to Wal-Mart During Rain]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:47:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burning-man-AP139188049693.jpg
The Silicon Valley elite show up at the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert with air-conditioned yurts, high-security RV caravans and servants.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Duck Will Stick Around LA Until September]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:53:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/234*120/Rubber+Duck+Tall+Ships+Fes.JPG
A giant rubber duck that has been drawing crowds to the Port of Los Angeles since it’s arrival last week will be staying in town a few more days, organizers said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:20:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>